Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Cooooooool, man!

6/12/19 = 126,000
Vic 3.0 got a little love today.  The air conditioning finally ran out of "freon", or whatever they are using these days.  The accumulator had been leaking since the fall of 2018.  TaxiGuy put in a new one and charged the system, and just in time... it was 90ºF in Massachusetts today!

Then I (finally) replaced one headlight with a better used one.  All of the adjusters matched up to each other, so I didn't do anything but install it.  Looks better... but now the OTHER one isn't up to snuff.  I have two brand new ones, but for some reason, I am afraid to put them in... my luck, I'd end up in a head-on collision!


New accumulator inside the plastic cover...

... original headlight and slightly nicer used one...

... and finally put the nifty trunk bungee in. 
This came on Vic 2.0 and has come in handy through the years!

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